Road Dogg has come to the defence of Jinder Mahal’s controversial WWE Championship reign.
In April 2017, Jinder Mahal made history when he became the 50th WWE Champion after defeating The Viper Randy Orton. Mahal held onto the championship on SmackDown for 170 days before losing the title to AJ Styles.
On the latest “Oh…You Didn’t Know” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg argued that Mahal’s title run was an experiment that “proved okay.” He praised having The Bollywood Boys(Sunil and Samir Singh) by the Modern Day Maharaja’s side during his run.
“So look, I was the lead writer of the show. I love Jinder. I love the fact that we got the Bollywood Boys, The Singh Brothers in there with him. Like I love the package. What I don’t know, the behind the scenes stuff, and I can’t tell you but it’s not about you know, getting the directions and go oh my God, I know how to do it better than this. It’s about getting the directions and going okay, how do we get there? Let’s follow these directions.
And so we follow those directions and whether it was a business decision, novel idea here, that’s what business people do is make business decisions that were the facts, [they] don’t give a poop about your feelings and they make business decisions. If this was one of those situations. Why is it [wrong], what is wrong with that? Like why wouldn’t you do that?
I don’t know that to be the situation and I’m being dead honest with you, I have no idea. I do think it was a bit of an experiment that actually proved okay. Like it was, it wasn’t the end of the world. It was and I love the unit, the package, the discreet package of like I said The Bollywood Boys and Jinder, I don’t know man. I loved it. I thought we did great television around his championship title reign. And I’d argue that with anybody.”
Mahal lost the WWE Championship to AJ Styles on November 7th, 2017, at the Manchester Arena in the UK. The Modern Day Maharaja’s former 3MB partner Drew McIntyre attempted to capture the gold in the UK at Clash At The Castle on September 3rd but ultimately lost to Roman Reigns. McIntyre is set to face Karrion Kross in a Strap Match at Extreme Rules.
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